Saturday, August 30, 2008

Pink Saturday #13

In just about three weeks my granddaughter, Mackenzie, will celebrate her third birthday. It's hard to believe that she is already three!!! Besides the pirate hippo that I knit for her I also made this sweater. It's called Little Miss Strawberry and I got the pattern out of Creative Knitting magazine. I like pinks and browns together and thought this sweater was pretty.


Mackenzie is not your typical girl~ She loves pirates. As a matter of fact she is having a pirate birthday party. I couldn't find pirate fabric but I did find this lovely pink skull fleece. This is the kind of blanket that you cut and tie. Last Christmas a student of mine made a blanket like this for me and it is so warm and comfy. Britt (Mackenzie's mom) is moving in three weeks to their new home and I hope Mackenzie will like the new addition to her decor!



For more Pink Saturday blogs visit Beverly, our hostess, at How Sweet the Sound

52 comments:

artis1111 said...

I love the oink sweater!!I love winter,when we can wear these beautiful things. Kathy

Darlene said...

You are just too talented...it is so neat that you can make her a sweater. It is just beautiful! LOVE the skull blanket! Too Cute!!

Smilingsal said...

Mackenzie has a nice Grandma.

I hope that they're moving closer, not farther away.

Beverly said...

Mackenzie loves her grandma. And, you are the best. The sweater is just gorgeous - I love the pattern.

And, what a fun blanket.

My Artful Heart said...

Dawn, What pretty pinks for little Mackenzie's birthday...the sweater and blanket look all nice and comfy, just in time for fall.

Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Mary said...

Your knitting skills are awesome - I just love the little sweater. The blanket's cute too - this will be one cozy little girl when the cool days and nights finally arrive.....hurry up Fall!!

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

You have been busy, lovely PINK post!

~ Gabriela ~

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

You do such a good job Dawn ! And of course I love the pink !

Shelia said...

Good morning, sweet Pink Dawn! Oh, I am so impressed - the little sweater is just gorgeous!! You knit so beautifully - I would have thought you bought this. I'm sure little wonderful one will love it and look so pretty in this sweater! I can crochet, but never have learned to knit. We must have time, right? lol

Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and a safe Labor Day weekend.

Be a Pink sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Cori G. said...

What a darling sweater. She'll look so cute in it.

Virginia said...

Happy Birthday to Mackenzie! She is very lucky to have a grandma like you. The sweater is very pretty, I am sure Mackenzie will love it.
Have a wonderful and happy Labor Day Holiday.
Blessings, Virginia

windycorner said...

What a beautiful sweater! MacKensie is one lucky little girl to have such a talented grandmother.
Have a fun Pink Saturday
Holley

g said...

Dawn, what a gorgeous sweater! I love the color combination, very pretty.

And that fleece pattern is toooooooo clever! What a good find. She'll love it. You are the best grandma!

Have a happy Pink Saturday!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

Your sweater is beautiful! I wish I had the patience to do such a project. My daughter had a pirate party when she turned 6. It was fabulous!

Susan Hickam said...

I love how you sneaked some girly girly pink into the pirate blanket! Mabey pirates would have been a little nicer if they had more pink on their ships. Your pink sweater is really beautiful. Happy Pink Dawn!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Dawn I love that sweater and Private Hippo is adorable, with matching blanket too. I love that Hippo! Happy Pink Saturday. Karen

ellen b said...

What a wonderful grandmother MacKenzie has. The sweater is beautiful. I love the brown trim. The pink pirate blanket will be a hit for sure!!

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Dawn,
I love the sweater and blanket. I haven't pick up knitting needles in a while...this makes me want to make something....
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Deborah said...

Dawn, I am so impressed with that sweater! You are so talented!
The pirate fabric is darling.

Happy Birthday Mackenzie!

I usually add a recipe to my Pink Saturday post and forgot to this morning. However, I just added one, if you would like to come back and take a look.

Hugs,
Deborah

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

WOW, that sweater is gorgeous! What a lovely gift!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Arr Matey!
The sweater is so cute. You're so talented!
Love those fleece blankets. I'm sure M will love finding that in her "treasure chest". I hope her bday party is a fun day. Enjoy your weekend!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
That is such a pretty sweater...hope we get to see a picture of her in it this winter!

They grow up so fast....it is kinda sad isn't it?

Love the pirate birthday theme. I bet Connor would want to come if we lived close!

Hey if I were a miilionaire, I'd fly us both up there! LOL

Have a great day,
Diane

Melissa Wertz said...

Dawn, lot's of little girls love pirates! I have one in my house who loves pirates. We had one of those parties just a year ago. ;-) Beautiful sweater and blanket!

Suzie Button said...

What a gorgeous pink sweater! You're very talented! What fun too to find pink skulls! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Grandmommas always give the best presents! Love it all...wish I could knit.

Margie said...

What a lovely *pink* sweater! I love the *pink* and brown together, very chic. I'm sure Mackenzie will love it. I'm sure she'll love that blanket too, they are very warm, and it is very "piratey"!

Joy said...

The sweater you knitted is gorgeous. And the blanket is so cute - we have two of those ourselves that I made a number of years back, and they hold up so well and are sooo soft indeed. :o)

Greyscale Territory said...

I love your pink knitting! The lower edging in brown is simply beautiful!

Great skull blanket!

melissa said...

Oh Dawn - the pink sweater is beautiful!! You are very talented! How cute that your grand daughter loves pirates! :)

Melissa

Karen said...

What a sweet grandma you are!!! Love both these pieces. :)

marianne said...

as always, I'm in awe of your knitting talent - beautiful sweater! and the blanket is adorable - I know what you mean about warm and comfy, my sister-in-law made two for us a few years ago and they're my absolute favorites to snuggle under while watching TV in the chilly months.

have a great Pink Saturday! :)

Bobbi Jo said...

.Dawn,
Thank you for coming over to my blog and checking it out.
I think the sweater is so pretty. I have never seen material like that in pink on the blanket. It looks comfy!
I am scared of people with guns who don't know how to handle them properly. I read this quote that said, "If we say guns kill people then it must be said that pencils misspell words". Thought it was funny yet true.
Hope you are having a great weekend. Have a Pink one!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Cottage Rose said...

Dawn what a beautiful sweater, she will look so pretty in it. And I love the blanket you made, it looks so warm and cozy. Take lots of pictures so we can see all the fun. Happy pink Saturday.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

Miss Rhea said...

Granddaughter ?? You look about 25 in that picture !! :) What a pretty pink sweater. I hope you have a Blessed week !! :)

Patricia said...

Dawn, this is an outstanding pink post. That sweater is just gorgeous. Parts of it look like intricate lace. Last winter I started knitting again and enjoyed it so much. Very, very beautiful!!! Have a happy weekend.

My Crafty Little Page said...

You know, I could make the cute blanket but that sweater????????You knitters just amaze me - what talent. Just lovely! Hugs, Nancy

Jessica said...

Hi~

You are very talented. I have always wanted to learn how to knit. Thank you so much for coming by~ I appreciate it.

Take care~ J.

Mad Red Hare said...

A grandma, you don't look old enough to be a grandma. I love that sweater, it is beautiful. Both of my girls would love the skulls fleece throw. I think that will be perfect for a pirate birthday party.

Kim's Treasures said...

What a pretty sweater Dawn! I'm guessing your granddaughter loves her new blanket! My daughter loves to make these kinds of blankets for gifts.

Hope your weekend is going great!
Kim

Tricia said...

Little Miss Strawberry is beautiful. The colors look so mod together. Happy Pink Sat.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh what a pretty pink sweater! I like the brown with it too. Also love the blanket with the little skulls. My son is into skulls too.

I had fun reading your previous post too. I wore a pixie in grade school too.

Kady

MyBigMouth said...

Oh my gosh,isn't that beautiful!
I can't imagine how long that could have taken.It looks so professional.Fabulous job!
Happy PS Day!

Debi said...

Oh, that blanket is soooo cute...she's going to be thrilled!

dana said...

I'm guessing you are back in school now. You must be terrific at time management to be able to find time to make such beautiful items and keep up with your blogging! I wish I had some of your skills! I love that sweater--just precious. Hope you're having a great LD Weekend. Dana

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Dawn, I love that blanket and sweater. Great Pink Saturday items.
Love, Ann

bj said...

OMGosh..that sweater is ADORABLE.
You are soooo good at this knitting!
love, bj

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oooh...Dawn! That little sweater is sooo cute! I think the pink pirate fabric with the skulls is perfect. My boys always loved skulls too! Happy Pink Saturday Belated! Hope you have a great week!

xoxo,
Queenie!

Dawn said...

Hi Dawn, Wonderful pink throw, I've seen alot of fabric but none like that!

kristiane said...

Very cute!!

Satsuki Rebel said...

What a cute blanket! I want it. ^^

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! that sweater is beautiful! I love pink and brown together too! I've been wanting to make one of those fleece blankets. Yours turned out cute!

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Love the sweater.